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Festival of Britain 1951: Design Paul Rennie

Festival of Britain 1951: Design By Paul Rennie

Festival of Britain 1951: Design by Paul Rennie

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Lavishly illustrated, the book is an indispensable guide to the 1951 Festival of Britain, its objects and their meanings in the twenty-first century.

Festival of Britain 1951: Design Summary

Festival of Britain 1951: Design by Paul Rennie

Inspired by the Great Exhibition of 1851, the Festival of Britain followed soon after the austerity of the war years. The major events were focused around the twenty-seven-acre bomb site around Waterloo Station, although events happened throughout the UK. The Festival was almost immediately unfashionable amongst commentators. It was viewed with suspicion by political conservatives and quickly dismantled. An establishment orthodoxy quickly emerged that called into question the Festival's objectives. This political ambivalence towards the Festival is confounded by the popularity of the Festival amongst collectors, social historians and anybody interested in post-war British culture and society. This book is the first to present the story of the Festival of Britain, held in 1951, through its souvenirs. These objects were produced to commemorate The Tonic to the Nation. Retrospectively, they testify to the enormous popular appeal of the Festival. Festival of Britain 1951, the most recent addition to

About Paul Rennie

Paul Rennie is Head of Context in the School of Graphic Design at Central St Martin's, London and is a member of the Festival of Britain Society and has a collection of Festival souvenirs, ephemera, posters and textiles.

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Festival of Britain 1951: Design by Paul Rennie
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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